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    I bought my 308 GTS QV from Furlongers in mid 2015 2015. When first view the car was in the condition in which they had received it and it was explained to me that areas of the car required attention and the asking price included all work to rectify this. A deal was struck and the attached phots are those taken by Furlongers of the work undertaken.........
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    The story to be continued......
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    These photos were taken by me just 9 months later.
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    And these just yesterday prior to the car being taken in for a respray
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    So yesterday the car was taken into Classic car Lab near Harrogate for a full bare metal bobbie, lets hope this make a better fist of it.
    I will keep you up to speed but they advise its going to be a long job.
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    I took my 308 to a body shop who said all the right things to me, except when it came to the works, they tried to convince me that metal filler is the new lead beating! Needless to say, I had the car towed out and sent to another who started to install new bespoke skins etc.

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    This is what happens when dealers have a nearly 100% SOR business model (though I don't know if that was the case here).

    If they put their own money into stock I'm sure they would do a lot of due diligence in buying and preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgt View Post
    This is what happens when dealers have a nearly 100% SOR business model (though I don't know if that was the case here).

    If they put their own money into stock I'm sure they would do a lot of due diligence in buying and preparation.

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    I think Furlongers were indeed selling SOR (confess Im not certain), but they had serviced it for years so will, or at least should, have been very well aware of any issues. The bodywork issues they were aware of and told me about and it is entirely their fault that the work was shoddily carried out, clearly done just enough to make it look good on the forecourt to sell with no consideration to longevity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeni View Post
    I think Furlongers were indeed selling SOR (confess Im not certain), but they had serviced it for years so will, or at least should, have been very well aware of any issues. The bodywork issues they were aware of and told me about and it is entirely their fault that the work was shoddily carried out, clearly done just enough to make it look good on the forecourt to sell with no consideration to longevity.
    I remember when I was buying a 308 the huge amount of variation in 'restored' cars. One I saw had apparently had a lot of work done the year before but getting under the car and putting a torch into the wheelarches etc revealed it was all superficial. The car I eventually bought had been restored some 10 years prior but other than a small surface bubble it was solid underneath and clearly had been stripped back and done properly.

    One advantage of booming price bubbles is that generally there are some well restored cars around when things settle down again (the 308 I bought had far more money spent on the restoration alone than I eventually bought the car for). If we think back 15 years there were tons of rustbuckets around and a rust-free 308 or Dino was the exception to most.

    It will be a painful wait but I'm sure you'll have a real beauty at the end of it. I waited two years for a watch once but it was worth the wait..

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